Mr. Piper's Tech Page

Hi Tigers,

We hope everyone is staying safe, healthy, and keeping busy. The department heads have met with the Gorzycki administrators this week. We wanted to share with you some information that we have received.

Teachers will be working these next 2 weeks on planning upcoming lessons for a planned return to school on April 6th. We will be in contact with more information on what exactly this will look like in the upcoming weeks, but right now we are preparing for online learning.

If you would like to continue your learning in the meantime, the district has provided a resource at https://sites.google.com/austinisd.org/aisd-learning-at-home/home. Here you will find a sample schedule, activities, and instructions - there are a lot of learning opportunites posted on this page.

We miss you all and want to stay connected!  At this time, we ask that you continue to check the AISD website.  Please reach out if you need anything or have any questions, we will be available through email.

Our office Hours are Monday-Friday 8am-4pm via email. We will respond to emails within 48 hours.

Sincerely,

Gorzycki CTE Department
 
My tech classes are designed to allow every student the opportunity to explore careers in the field of technology. The primary focus of each class is to let students use the tools and thought processes of the tech industry in a safe and encouraging atmosphere where exploration and participation are the main goals. When I see a student have that moment of joy that comes with the awareness of success in something they have never done before I know I've met my goals.

Each class allows a student to explore the tech industry in a different way:
1. Tech Careers allows students to discover engineering, planning and coding skills.

2. Digital Media and Animation allows students to use current graphic design tools and techniques to create the images commonly found in computer games, movies, and other computer oriented media.

Through these courses, it is my hope to allow students a place to begin their understanding of the technological age in which they live. Moreover, these courses are designed to give my students an edge up on securing the opportunities that come with understanding technology.
All the images were created by my students using either, Inkscape a vector based drawing program, Gimp a raster based program or Blender a 3D modeling program.
Since the implementation of BLEND in AISD the easiest way to see what is due and upcoming is to view my classes in BLEND.
 

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The best way to view any class assignment is to log into BLEND. In BLEND you can see what is due, most grades and what is next.

Graphic Design Rubric

This rubric is the document I use to grade any final product a student does. Daily grades are based upon completing the tutorials that teach the student how to use the software. Career study grades are a stand alone assignment. Boot up grades are taken once a week, students work on those at the beginning of each class.

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